Posted in Inspiration, Quotes

Native American Proverb

“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe, but tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.”

This place was definitely a place where a few stories were born. Stories and memories I am very fond of, stories that will forever fill my heart.

Wishing you such stories wherever you are and may you always have such moments to fill your heart with the memories and stories that make you smile.

Namaste 🙏🏼🦋

Posted in Authenticity, Energy healing, Perspective

The authentic healer

Photo taken from google

Something is on my mind, and I’m soliciting your perspective and point of view. Someone reminded me that being a healer, authenticity means everything. Authenticity to what? I can’t come to terms how this comment applies and I have thought back and forth. I struggle to see the point and what it even means in regards to me. It almost feels like an attack, but this is not the point as to why I am writing about it now. I don’t need to be right or be defended, I just want to understand what that truly means.

The authentic healer???

What makes you an authentic healer? Authentic to what, or who? Does it mean you follow certain guidelines, old proven ways, a process, or how else could it apply? What makes something or someone authentic when it comes to energy healing? Is it a process or has it to do with your own personal character traits, giving in to the expectations of society or standing your ground?

When I look back to the beginning of last year, studying to become a Reiki Master, I recall my own experiences. During my study I was taught some of the traditional Reiki Symbols, the hands on and hands off approach, which was left up to your level of comfort, whether you felt ok with touching people or not. With my training I learned of healing sequences and methods. I remember my Reiki Master choosing and drawing a Reiki symbol with her hand during a session demonstration. She mentioned that you could also activate the symbol in your minds eye or by saying it. It was simply up to you to what intensity you wanted to learn the symbols. For myself I learned the name, how the symbol looks like in my minds eye and how to draw it with my hand, line by line. For me it was about a deeper connection and more love that would pour into a Reiki session as well as the activation of the symbol.

What I was taught was what you might expect when you go to a traditional Reiki session. What was even more amazing was that there was room to adjust Reiki to your own teaching and healing style, simply to what felt comfortable to you. The emphasis was that as long as you came from a place of love, there was no wrong that could be done.

Needless to say, I loved and adapted this concept as I was learning several energy healing modalities at the time. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if traditional, perhaps “authentic” was a sure fit for me. I was after a unique experience, something different, something very personal and geared towards my clients individual needs. I didn’t feel people were in need of the same old, what would bring them to me! What would I look for, and believe me when I say that I know what it feels like to be a number, when it’s business as usual and the human element such as compassion and caring is missing. I had my own ideas of what that meant and what I wanted to provide in my personal services. The end result for my healing sessions was authentic to myself, but perhaps not to what you expect at a typical Reiki session or even to someone else’s belief. But who are we to judge what works for someone that might not work for us?

So how does this comment fit in with me. Am I considered not being a authentic healer because of my personal healing style, because I don’t follow a step by step authentic processes? Authenticity to me means staying true to yourself and your beliefs. It means taking core learnings and the foundation, the structure, the outside walls, and making the insight fit to you and what you contribute to the overall outcome and the world. If authenticity means being a cookie cutter version and just another number in a process, then it is not for me. I have never followed the herds and it takes courage to blaze your own trail. However, I think it is exactly that what makes you truly authentic. Authentic to yourself, your identity, true self, and your higher calling. Empowering others to be themselves, unique and different has always been my motto. I know it can be a scary process and many feel the need to act a certain way for acceptance and approval. Believe me when I say that you don’t have to. Stay true and authentic to YOURSELF, because after all, everyone else is already taken anyways. 😉🙏🏼

Posted in Inspiration, Wisdom

Deep Stillness

The depth of our stillness is what determines the depth of our love. Without depth there is just what’s on the surf sad e and this flip good so easily because of the dependency on things.

The deeper stillness is as our foundation, the more love will be emanated in our life, and obviously the more can be given. Also the deeper the stillness, the less conditioning is in control. Go to the depth not known and go to a place of purity, but this will take a tremendous amount of understanding of why we aren’t in this way already. The transformation that occurs with this understanding from our head to our heart will determine the depth of our love. It’s essential to get to the heart, but without stillness we remain stuck in the head.

I’ve seen this played out first hand in my life and when love comes from the head it benefits no one. It’s the heart of love that’s pure, the head is usually filled with some kind made concept of love; there are many conditions put on this type of love. This is the cause of the flip flopping between t he head and heart. The lack of stillness creates a flip flop foundation so our emotions are very easily swayed by things, and the thin G’s that sway us are allowed to occur because our emotions are that of an immature child. Why else are we swayed when things don’t go our way? Does not a child act in the same manner? Do not we as adults, act in the same manner of stamping our feet when we don’t get our way?

The purity of a child is different than the immature emotions of a child, so learn to go deeper than what the surface supplies you with and you will see a level of maturity not previously known. When this does become known, your life will be much more stable because you won’t be so easily swayed be the nonsense the world provides as a foundation. And w it h a solid and mature foundation based in stillness which is beyond what happens on the surface, flip flopping ceases and from the love of the heart is how life is lived.

~Michael Cupo

Art ~ Hans Walor

Posted in Life, Mother nature, Planet Earth

Dear Humans

“You fell asleep in one world, and woke up in another.”

Suddenly Disney is out of magic, Paris is no longer romantic, New York doesn’t stand up anymore, the Chinese wall is no longer a fortress, and Mecca is empty.

Hugs and kisses suddenly become weapons and not visiting parents and friends becomes an act of love.

Suddenly you realize that power, beauty and money are worthless, and can’t get you the oxygen you’re fighting for.

The world continues its life and it is beautiful. It only puts humans in cages. I think it’s sending us a message:

“You are not necessary. The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my masters.”

Sincerely,

Planet Earth 🙏🏼

~Haroon Raschid

Posted in Allergy, Essential Oils

Essential oils & Allergy Season

Hello everyone, guess what…it’s allergy season. If you are like me allergies can truly make your life miserable and I’ve been battling these flu like symptoms for quite a few years now.

Maybe our exposure is limited with being in quarantine and at home so much but allergies can thrive within the home just as well.

You wouldn’t believe all the the things I have got myself into since the quarantine has started and there is no shortage of hobbies and new things to try. One of such things was to learn more about essential oils as they are so much more besides making your home smell nice. So far I have made a few roller balls such as a headache helper, a stress away, friendship and allergy blend. I have to say that I’m sold on essential oils and it’s such a wonderful, all natural way to address some medicinal concerns. I have never been a friend of the harsh chemical drugs, and a holistic and natural approach is my go to way. If you are familiar with essential oils, you might have your own recipe already but here it is anyways.

10 ml rollerball

10 drops lemon

10 drops lavender

10 drops peppermint

10 drops frankincense

Put oil into rollerball and top off with coconut oil. Apply around the ears and back of neck as needed. I usually do mornings and evening, with amazing improvements and results.

Sending everyone huge hugs from across the miles and take good care of yourself.

Posted in Europe, Mother nature, Mountains

Kaiser Karl im Untersberg

Last year while in Germany, I got to spend time at the face of this amazing Mountain range, located near Berchtesgaden and Salzburg. Folklore has it that fairies, gnomes and noble people along with great treasures are inside the mountain called the Untersberg. One of the most known myths is that the emperor Karl the great is waiting for his resurrection add will rise from the death at the mountain, although his remains are buried in Aachen. It is said that he sitting at a great marble table with a few other noble men. His long beard is growing longer, wrapping around the table. Every 100 years he sending a servant to count how many crows are flying around the bottom of the Untersberg. If 24 crows are counted, not more or any less, the emperor rises to fight the last battle of humanity. If less than 24 crows are counted, the emperor is sitting back in rest to sleep another 100 years.

His beard has to wrap the marble table three times in order to call this battle into action. It is said that his beard has wrapped the table twice already. Folklore states that if 24 crows are counted the next time he wakes up, we could be faced with the end of all days.

What a story, isn’t it? For me it was the beauty of that mountain range and this area definitely had a vortex for me. I felt at home and at peace. Let’s just hope Emperor Karl is sleeping for long time to come yet.

Posted in Mother nature

Grounding with Mother Earth

Ahhhh…that’s all for today and more than enough to marvel in.

I have a date with Mother Nature today. Not at this magnificent place that I hope to see soon again, but being out and grounding myself will be quite magnificent whatever space I find myself in today. I might bring my Buffalo Black Earth Drum along.

Have a beautiful day.

Posted in Inspiration, Life, Planet Earth

The eagle and condor prophecy by John Perkins

I came across this article, written by John Perkins and it spoke to me. I have always known that some of us are ruled by the mind, needing logic and explanations, walking the path of science and industry. Yet others are ruled by the heart, not needing proof of their intuition and gut feelings, who have learned to trust those instincts even if they can’t explain certain feelings. As for myself I tend to come more from a heart space, but try to keep a healthy between both. I do believe that both can exist side by side and are essential. That one should not be without the other and if it is the case, the balance is tipped mostly in unhealthy ways. Take a look at the eagle and condor prophecy. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

The Prophecy of the Eagle and Condor probably began more than two thousand years ago. It says: “Back in the mists of history, human societies took two routes. The Eagle peoples flew the path of the mind, of science, technology, and industry. The Condor peoples flew the path of the heart, of passion, intuition, and spiritual connections with nature.” It goes on to explain that for centuries they would never meet. Then in the Fourth Pachacuti (in Quichua, the language of the Andes, a five hundred– year interval), which began in about 1500 AD on our calendar, their paths would cross; the Eagle would nearly drive the Condor into extinction. But not quite. The prophecy says that five hundred years later, at the beginning of the Fifth Pachacuti—now—the opportunity arises for the Eagle and the Condor to fly together, to mate, and to produce a new offspring, higher consciousness

History confirms the first prophecy. Columbus, 1492. The Eagle swept into Condor territory and almost wiped out the Indigenous peoples. But not quite. 

Now, five hundred years later the prophecy is being fulfilled again. The Eagle and Condor are coming together to create higher consciousness. It is happening! Indigenous teachers have invited us to learn their ways. There is a deep interest in traditional nature-based wisdom and shamanism among industrialized people around the world.

– Touching the Jaguar, John Perkins, p.99

The coronavirus is giving us a new perspective and a new opportunity to fulfill the Prophecy of the Eagle and Condor. Many Eagle people, including scientists, politicians, and business leaders emphasize that medical technology will prevail; we will find a vaccine to prevent future outbreaks; human ingenuity will dominate nature; and we will return to “business as usual.” Many Condor people maintain that Pachamama is sending a strong message that we must make radical changes in the ways we live, govern ourselves, and conduct business; we are being shown that “business as usual” is ultimately self-destructive; and we must move into a “new normal.”

The good news is that more and more of us who have spent most of our lives predominantly either as Eagles or as Condors are now spreading our wings to soar together. As I talk to people – virtually – and participate in on-line events, I hear over and over that this virus is telling us to reexamine who we are as individuals and as a species. The message that the hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and other “once in one hundred years” events that now happen every year or so failed to convey is now being heard around the globe – because of the coronavirus. 

We once took satisfaction in knowing that if we survived the hurricane, earthquake or other catastrophe, within a week or two help would arrive from the “outside” world: bottled water, food, medical help. Now we know: There is no “outside” world.

On a recent webinar call, an MD participant said, “We undoubtedly will come up with a coronavirus vaccine and yet we must now admit that we can expect the unexpected to strike again in the future – unless we are mindful of the lessons we are learning, and we change our priorities.” She went on to explain something that I hear these days from many people in both the Eagle and Condor communities. People everywhere have come to understand that our future survival as a species – at least in a world we would recognize – depends on combining the rationality of the mind with the intuition of the heart. They recognize that science only has some of the answers and that our willingness to listen to the messages of nature takes us to the other answers. Both are essential. Our successful navigation into the future depends on balance; we simply must honor both, our Eagle and our Condor aspects.

We humans may see ourselves as belonging to one nation or another, but in the final analysis we are all citizens of this Living Earth. This fact was recently expressed by United Nations Secretary General António Guterres:

“The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war,” he said on March 23, 2020. “That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.  It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.” (1)

This virus is telling us that it is time for Eagle and Condor, mind and heart, to soar together, to mate, and to produce a new offspring: higher consciousness.

Posted in Easter

Happy Easter

Happy Easter my dear friends near and far. Sending love and light and that may always find comfort. I hope you get to be close despite the distances we have to keep right now. You are always close within your hearts with the ability to make the most out of FaceTime, Skype or any other way you can connect. And while this is not the same as an in person hug, it is still nice that we have at least that.

My heart was touched to learn that some of the youth in my village in Germany got together, and wrote letters to the people in a nearby nursing home. Most likely the same nursing home Mom was in. It wasn’t hard to put myself into the shoes of someone living there and how wonderful it must feel to receive one of those letters. Even if it is from a stranger and not immediate family. I would feel special and have felt such a feeling before, in times when some blogger friends have sent me a hand written letter in the mail. Each one is safely kept and counts as a big treasure to me.

This made me think back to what seems ancient times, when all we had was snail mail through the postal office. We have come a long ways since, but still prior methods are not all that bad and bring something special a email can’t compete with. Maybe this gems teach us patience and that not everything is instant. That it is ok to slow things down a bit and take time.

Just the other day I thought of writing an old fashioned letter to someone and I know deep in my heart that it will have a much bigger meaning. There is something special about holding something tangible, seeing someone’s handwriting and knowing it was handled by someone close to us.

Whatever way you choose to connect this year, Easter or not, I hope you feel sunshine within your hearts and know that it is often the little things that make t he biggest difference.

Happy Easter.

Posted in Inspiration, Motivation,

The power of our mind-frame

You may have seen this before, and if not it might be eye opening. I keep saying that these times are strange and so much more. I can’t help but wonder how everybody is doing out there. Is everyone ok, hanging in there, or barely holding on! I know these times bring different outcomes to all of us and some may be affected much harder then others. For myself I think it could be much worse than it is. Worse in general, can I even make such an assumption when hard working people lose their small business and every penny they invested into their dream goes up in flames? Worse, while you might find yourself separated, having no physical contact with the people you love. You may have lost someone close to you or know someone who did. Worse, when you spend sleepless nights wondering how long this will last, how to pay your bills and what to do when the savings run out. Maybe you never even had that, and food is hard to come by. Saying that things could be worse sounds like an ignorant statement to make, and perhaps it applies to me only, as I really can’t speak for anyone else, but truly hope that each and every one of you can say the same.

When I say worse for myself, I am grateful to have a roof over my head and my Mortgage has been deferred by three months. I have food on the table and don’t need to feel hunger pains. I am not behind on my finances and I am able to take this time to learn some new things, while working on coming out of this better than ever. I am an optimist and the glass is always half full. I am an empath and I am not oblivious to what’s going around me. I sense this big cloud of fear that hangs over us, that makes it hard to understand the reasons, hard to stay positive when the rug is being pulled out from under you. I am not here to tell you that’s it’s not all that bad, because it is and I have no clue what you are battling in your own world. I am not here to tell you to keep your head high, dismissing your issues as if they don’t exist, because some days I know the weight threatens to crush us all. But I am here to share what works for me and that is to keep positive the best you can. A positive mind is a powerful ally and if you can see the good in everything, you are definitely better off cutting down on the noise of that inner turmoil.

I’ve found an old saying that is a powerful play on how we perceive things. May it help and guide during this time and may you stay safe, truly feeling that it could be worse. Here it is…

Today was the absolute worst day ever

And don’t try to convince me that

There is something good in every day

Because when you take a closer look

This world is a pretty evil place.

Even if

Some goodness does shine through once in a while

Satisfaction and happiness don’t last.

And it’s not true that

It’s all in the mind and heart

Because

True happiness can be obtained

Only if one’s surroundings are good

It’s not true that good exists

I’m sure you can agree that

The reality

Creates

My attitude

It’s all beyond my control

And you’ll never in a million years hear me say that

Today was a good day.

Now from bottom to top ❤️